Techniquest

Live science show
30 minutes
Ages 5+
£2 per person (add-on to admission)

Have you ever thought about making a bazooka from a vacuum cleaner or using your toaster as a hot air balloon?

Hopefully not, but if you’d like to see how it could be done, come to Techniquest for our Don’t Do This at Home show.

Find out why you shouldn’t put metal in a microwave and what you should never put in your toilet.

This show is full of thrilling science demonstrations using simple household equipment that you should definitely not try at home.

  • Age guidance: 5+

    Our live science show presenters adapt to the audience in front of them, so anyone from 5 to 95 should find plenty to engage with!

    You may not find the live demos as relevant for under-5s, but please check with staff before booking if you’re unsure.

  • Tickets

    Please note that every show ticket must be booked in conjunction with a valid admissions ticket. Availability is limited, so the best way to guarantee your space is to book in advance.

 

When is this on?

February half-term & weekends in March

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Events on Sat 10 February 2024
10 Feb
Don’t Do This at Home
Sat 10 February 2024    
All Day
Events on Sun 11 February 2024
11 Feb
Don’t Do This at Home
Sun 11 February 2024    
All Day
Events on Mon 12 February 2024
12 Feb
Don’t Do This at Home
Mon 12 February 2024    
All Day
Events on Tue 13 February 2024
13 Feb
Don’t Do This at Home
Tue 13 February 2024    
All Day
Events on Wed 14 February 2024
14 Feb
Don’t Do This at Home
Wed 14 February 2024    
All Day
Events on Thu 15 February 2024
15 Feb
Don’t Do This at Home
Thu 15 February 2024    
All Day
Events on Fri 16 February 2024
16 Feb
Don’t Do This at Home
Fri 16 February 2024    
All Day
Events on Sat 17 February 2024
17 Feb
Don’t Do This at Home
Sat 17 February 2024    
All Day
Events on Sun 18 February 2024
18 Feb
Don’t Do This at Home
Sun 18 February 2024    
All Day
Events on Sat 24 February 2024
24 Feb
Don’t Do This at Home
Sat 24 February 2024    
All Day
Events on Sun 25 February 2024
25 Feb
Don’t Do This at Home
Sun 25 February 2024    
All Day
Events on Sat 2 March 2024
02 Mar
Don’t Do This at Home
Sat 2 March 2024    
All Day
Events on Sun 3 March 2024
03 Mar
Don’t Do This at Home
Sun 3 March 2024    
All Day

available dates

Location

Science Theatre

This is where we really bring science to life in front of your eyes.

Take a seat in our 90-person tiered auditorium, where our engaging presenter will show you some incredible experiments.

Depending on the show, they could involve ferocious fire, crazy chemicals, exciting explosions or ridiculous rocket launches!


Please note that we are able to accommodate 2 guests in wheelchairs per show.

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